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7.7 percent of workers teleworked due to COVID-19 in April 2022

May 11, 2022

In April 2022, 7.7 percent of employed people teleworked or worked at home for pay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, down 2.3 percentage points from March 2022. In May 2020, when the data were first collected, 35.4 percent of employed people teleworked because of the pandemic and has since trended down.

 Percent of employed who teleworked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by sex and race and ethnicity, May 2020–April 2022
Month Total Men Women White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino

May 2020

35.4% 30.8% 40.9% 35.3% 29.3% 51.9% 23.0%

Jun 2020

31.3 27.2 36.0 30.8 25.7 48.5 21.1

Jul 2020

26.4 23.9 29.3 25.7 22.7 43.8 18.6

Aug 2020

24.3 21.9 27.1 23.4 20.9 42.7 15.9

Sep 2020

22.7 19.9 25.8 21.9 19.6 39.5 14.3

Oct 2020

21.2 18.8 24.0 20.7 17.8 35.1 12.7

Nov 2020

21.8 19.3 24.5 21.5 17.9 34.6 13.1

Dec 2020

23.7 21.2 26.6 23.2 19.3 39.3 14.3

Jan 2021

23.2 20.8 26.0 22.8 18.8 36.9 13.8

Feb 2021

22.7 20.5 25.1 21.9 19.5 37.8 13.4

Mar 2021

21.0 19.1 23.0 20.2 18.0 36.1 12.9

Apr 2021

18.3 16.7 20.1 17.7 14.9 33.3 10.8

May 2021

16.6 15.2 18.2 15.8 13.6 32.3 9.4

Jun 2021

14.4 13.3 15.7 13.6 12.3 29.6 8.6

Jul 2021

13.2 12.3 14.2 12.3 10.8 30.1 8.0

Aug 2021

13.4 12.4 14.6 12.4 11.2 30.4 7.9

Sep 2021

13.2 12.3 14.2 12.3 10.9 28.2 7.9

Oct 2021

11.6 10.7 12.7 10.8 9.9 25.1 6.2

Nov 2021

11.3 10.5 12.1 10.4 9.7 23.7 6.2

Dec 2021

11.1 10.5 11.9 10.4 9.5 23.5 6.0

Jan 2022

15.4 14.3 16.6 14.9 12.3 26.9 9.3

Feb 2022

13.0 12.1 14.0 12.3 11.1 25.4 7.7

Mar 2022

10.0 9.4 10.7 9.4 8.4 21.1 6.3

Apr 2022

7.7 7.1 8.4 7.0 6.4 18.5 3.9

In April 2022, 8.4 percent of employed women teleworked because of the pandemic, compared with 7.1 percent of men. The proportion of women who have teleworked because of the pandemic has been greater than their male counterparts in every month since May 2020.

In April 2022, 18.5 percent of Asians teleworked because of the pandemic, compared with 7.0 percent of Whites, 6.4 percent of Blacks or African Americans, and 3.9 percent of Hispanics or Latinos.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — April 2022" and Supplemental data measuring the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the labor market. We also have more charts on employment and unemployment. These data refer to employed people who teleworked or worked at home for pay at some point in the past 4 weeks specifically because of the COVID–19 pandemic. This does not include those whose telework was unrelated to the pandemic, such as employed people who worked entirely from home before the pandemic. People whose ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 7.7 percent of workers teleworked due to COVID-19 in April 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/7-7-percent-of-workers-teleworked-due-to-covid-19-in-april-2022.htm (visited September 29, 2022).

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